Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 2-3 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No marking requirements.

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • We can leverage your CE Mark test reports as part of the application process. Contact CSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • No.

Saudi Arabia updates:

March 2019

The kingdom must abide by the technical Body specification (RI056)  "Specifications of the global system for mobile Communications (UMTS) (3g) and (LTE) (4g) and its attached devices ", which included that the devices must support the fourth generation as a minimum and the electronic poster should be applied to it. Therefore, the peripheral devices within the scope of this specification that do not meet the requirements of the above specification will not be opened or approved, and the authority has cancelled the certificates of conformity for non-4g devices that were approved prior to the issuance of the above-mentioned specification.

The new regulations specifically state "All mobile phones and tablets must contain CITC E-label and complies with CITC broadcast alert procedure in disaster and emergency situation.

Additionally, all mobile phones, tablets, routers and modems must support 4G as a requirement for equipment approval and customs clearance."

This means only cellular products that support 4G will be approved and allowed entry into Saudi Arabia.

Contact CSIA for more details.

November 2019

The Communications and Information Technology Center (CITC) has announced that E-Label is now required for all Mobile Phones and Tablets. Manufacturers of already approved mobile phones and tablets without E-Label must release a software update as soon as possible. Note that other devices are not required to have E-Label and in fact are not required to have any national label in Saudi Arabia. ContactCSIA for a label example or more information on this new requirement.

November 2018

​The Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has start of receiving applications to obtain a certificate recognition of  

IECEE certificate for products of Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems.

CSIAfor a list of the international standards they will be looking for on these products.

August 2018

CITC (Communication & IT Commission ), the regulatory agency in Saudi Arabia, confirmed that cellular products will no longer be approved unless they are imported and/or sold with a SIM card purchased from a local carrier. Previously foreign SIM cards were allowed.

January 2018

G-Mark certification is now mandatory for products shipped to Saudi Arabia. Instructions received from SASO stipulate that G-Mark Certification is prerequisite for issuing the Certificate of Conformity starting from 18 January 2018.  

CSIA has the specific list of products affected by this new regulation. Please don't hesitate to contact us for details.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.

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